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Senior Employee Relations Specialist

Tulsa, OK, US

Req ID: 52710 

Areas of Interest: Human Resources 

BOK Financial (BOKF), Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, BOK Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: BOKF) is a top 25 U.S.-based financial services holding company with operations in ten states – Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas/Missouri, New Mexico, Nebraska and Wisconsin. The company began more than 100 years ago in Tulsa and has successfully diversified into a variety of industries, businesses and geographies.                  .

The Senior Employee Relations Specialist The Senior Employee Relations Specialist is primarily responsible for providing support in all areas of employee relations via the Employee Resource Center; aligning Human Resource strategies with federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations; providing support to employees and managers to bring concerns to closure while protecting the interests of the organization and individual employees. The Senior Employee Relations Specialist also supports objectives of other Human Resources teams and works closely with the Human Resources Business Partners.

  1. Establish and maintain good working relationships with managers. Provide advice and in depth counsel to management across BOKF footprint on employee issues. Ensure compliance with BOKF Human Resources Policy and Procedures, and legal requirements by helping management understand their HR risks and how to effectively manage them. Interpret policy and procedures consistently and objectively.
  2. Provide in depth counseling and coaching to employees on work situations, management/employee conflict, peer relations, and allegations of discriminatory practices. Counsel employees in disciplinary or personal issues. Assist in escalated employee relations issues and conduct high level investigations as needed.
  3. Perform internal audit/investigations of employee relations issues, complaints, and disputes; makes recommendation for resolutions. Facilitate and mediate employee/management disputes. Provide reporting and analysis to detect trends and work with ER management team on recommendations.
  4. Provide regular status updates to employees and managers, maintains employee/manager contact until request is resolved and case has been closed. Maintain appropriate records/files of investigations.
  5. Participate in the termination process by identifying opportunities and areas of concern requiring follow up.
  6. Employee Relations specific duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • In-depth knowledge of relevant human resources governmental/regulatory requirements (EEO, ADA, wage and hour)
  • In-depth knowledge of human resources principles and practices
  • In-depth knowledge of employee relations issues and talent management
  • Advanced knowledge of payroll, benefits, compensation, training
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent PC skills including knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Ability to handle sensitive issues and alert management to potential liability and supervisory/managerial issues
  • Ability to effectively build and maintain positive working relationships with all levels of employees
This level of knowledge is normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business related field or Human Resources and 5-7 years experience in human resources, employee relations or business related experiences or 8 years human resources or business related experience.

BOK Financial is a stable and financially strong organization that provides excellent training and development to support building the long term careers of our employees. With passion, skill and partnership you can make an impact on the success of the bank, our customers and your own career!

Apply today and take the first step towards your next career opportunity!
BOK Financial is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other aspects of employment for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status.

Attention All Third Party Agencies, Headhunters, and Recruiters
BOK Financial and its Subsidiaries will not accept candidate submission by unsolicited third parties through this site or any company email address. All unsolicited candidates presented to BOK Financial and its Subsidiaries will be considered the property of BOK Financial. BOK Financial and its Subsidiaries will not be responsible for any fees associated with unsolicited candidates, nor will a contractual relationship be formed by the submission. BOK Financial and its Subsidiaries are not obligated and will not under any circumstances pay any fees to said third parties submitting candidates in this manner. BOK Financial and its Subsidiaries only forms contracts with recruiters with whom we have an established business relationship and with whom we have in place a signed agreement. All contact with BOK Financial and its Subsidiaries from third parties must be through our Human Resources Department. Any contact made outside of the BOK Financial Human Resources Department by a third party will cancel any future business relationships between the third party and BOK Financial.

Please contact recruiting_coordinators@bokf.com with any questions. 


Investing in our talent and building a great workplace is a top priority at BOK Financial.

  • Empowered employees
  • Award-winning culture
  • Community commitment


BOK Financial is a regional banking powerhouse and one of the top 25 banks in the U.S. We are based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and diversified in a variety of industries, businesses, and geographies throughout the U.S.


  • 5,100 employees
  • 28 Years of financial profitability
  • $43+ billion in assets
  • $5.397 million in charitable contributions in 2018

Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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